[PATCH 0/4] Implementing name aliasing in Winbind

jerry at samba.org jerry at samba.org
Tue Sep 16 16:20:25 GMT 2008


This is a set of patches (plus some new work) that I've had in
my likewise-open tree for a while.  The patches are against
the master branch (formerly against the v3-devel tree).

The basic idea is to add a "username map" like functionality 
to Winbind so that you can define name aliases for users
and groups.  e.g. the name "jerry" is internally handled
as the name "AD\gcarter".  This is a useful means of transitioning
local accounts to an AD domain while still honoring local path
names like "/var/spool/mail/jerry".  This is also possibly a
replacement for the "winbind use default domain" option if
implemented in the selected nss_info plugin.

The patchesa re as follows:

1.  Add name aliasing support
2.  Update existing calling to ws_name_XX to use the new API
3.  Add the idmap_hash plugin from Likewise Open
4.  Implement username aliasing for the idmap_ad plugin
    based on the "uid" attribute (as an example for an
    existing plugin)

cheers, jerry
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